A great story about the whys and hows of the latest spyware

Unfortunately we have been seeing an abnormally high amount of a specialized form of spyware that some have dubbed “ransomware” or “scareware.” The program convinces you that you have a virus and it will remove it for you. The irony is the program warning you about viruses is itself a virus. It nudges you and sometimes prevents you from using your computer. Then they ask for money to resolve the problem.

It’s big money as discussed in this article and there is a sign of hope that these scams will diminish. One can only hope.

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